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Useful Websites

Language and Literature

  • EBooks at UTD — UTD-exclusive materials
  • Ethnologue — resources on languages of the world
  • First Line Index of Manuscript Poetry — from the 13th through 19th centuries
  • Galactic Central — treasure trove for readers interested in tracking short fiction in magazines (what has been published where) – SF/fantasy/weird, mysteries, westerns, sports and love stories
  • iLoveLanguages — comprehensive catalog of online language-related resources: lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools and more
  • Literary Encyclopedia — exploring literature, history and culture
  • LOCUS Online — news, reviews, resources & perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, horror. The Science Fiction Awards Database (covering Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Philip K. Dick awards & more) is also available
  • Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes — how to find a novel, short story, or poem without knowing its title or author. By the Library of Congress
  • Luminarium — award-winning anthology of English literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century eras. Includes criticism, essays, images, timelines, and sound clips
  • Nobel Prize — intn’l award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace
  • OverDrive: Downloadable Ebooks — Download popular books and audiobooks: bestsellers, travel guides, test prep books and more. Available to UTD users only
  • PAL: Perspectives in American Literature — an ongoing research and reference guide. Browse by time/literary period, author, topic and more
  • Perseus Digital Library — full-text of ancient texts and more
  • Poems, Plays, and Prose : A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres
  • Pulitzer Prizes — official site of U.S.-based award given yearly since 1917 for achievements in journalism, letters, drama and music. Includes nominees
  • Reading Women Writers and African Literatures — provides an overview of African women writers writing in French, South of the Sahara. In French and English
  • Representative Poetry Online — includes poetry, criticism, poem index, timeline, glossary and bibliography
  • Romantic Circles — refereed, scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture
  • SF Site — the best in science fiction and fantasy
  • See Translation Services for resources on translating and learning languages
  • Victorian Women Writers Project — complete and accurate transcriptions of texts – anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama – by 19th century British women writers